Crime scene in place on street after gun shots are blasted at house

Police on the scene on Aspinall Crescent
-Credit: (Image: Manchester Evening News)


A crime scene remains in place on a residential street in Little Hulton this morning after gun shots were reportedly blasted at a house.

A cordon was first put in place on Aspinall Crescent, a street near to the Wharton Playing Fields, at around 9.30pm last night (Sunday) following the 'suspected firearms discharge'. Greater Manchester Police said the shots were fired at a property.

Police and paramedics raced to the scene. A man was rushed to hospital from the street with serious injuries.

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No further updates have been provided on his conditions at this stage. Police said there was 'no wider threat to the public' though patrols have been stepped up in the local area.

An investigation into the suspected shooting is now underway. This morning (Monday), crime scene tape remains in place across a stretch of the street.

A cordon remains in place in Little Hulton
A cordon remains in place in Little Hulton -Credit:Manchester Evening News

A number of officers are stationed on the scene within the cordon. At least three police cars remain on the scene.

In a statement issued last night, a spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: "At around 9.30pm today (26 May), officers received reports of a suspected firearms discharge at a property on Aspinall Crescent, Salford. Emergency services attended and a man was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Officers on the scene after the suspected shooting
Officers on the scene after the suspected shooting -Credit:Manchester Evening News

"There is not believed to be a wider threat to the public. Officers are currently at the scene and enquiries are ongoing.

"Extra patrols will be in the area for reassurance while the scene is still active, and over the coming days."

The force has been contacted for a further update this morning.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting log 3266 of 26/05/24. You can also contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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